I have posted a number of times, as well on my previous blog as on this one, on Palais Royal, somehow also telling the history about this place, very popular especially during the latter part of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries, but still much appreciated (including by some of our blogger friends like Virginia, Genie…) … today a calm and beautiful space in the very heart of Paris.
For those of you who would like to learn more, in an agreeable way, there is a very nice opportunity to do so during the coming months. Rose Bertin, who was Queen Marie-Antoinette’s dressmaker and one of her closest friends will bring you around and tell you about the place, especially related to the exited years 1780-1800.
Well, as Rose Bertin died in 1813, we have since last Saturday the pleasure to see an actress, Cathy Leguidecoq, play her role, based on a manuscript by my friend Rodolphe Trouilleux, author of the best-seller “Paris Secret et insolite” and other books, including on the Palais Royal. Especially if you understand a little bit of French, you can join her around the Buren columns each Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. or at 3 p.m. as from now until September, for about one hour’s walk around the Palais and its park. (You are then expected to pay 12 €.) The whole operation is organized by the “Compagnie Théatrale Clarance”, under the artistic direction of another friend, Jean Grimaud.